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Miniature neutron sources: thermal neutron sources and their uses in the academic field
Author(s): Peter A. Egelstaff; John M. Carpenter
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Paper Abstract

The three levels of thermal neutron sources are introduced--University laboratory sources, infrastructure sources and world-class sources--and the needs for each kind and their inter- dependence will be emphasized. A description of the possibilities for University sources based on a (alpha) -Be reactions or spontaneous fission emission is given, and current experience with them is described. A new generation of infrastructure sources is needed to continue the regional programs based on small reactors. Some possibilities for accelerator sources that could not meet this need are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1737, Neutrons, X Rays, and Gamma Rays: Imaging Detectors, Material Characterization Techniques, and Applications, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138674
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Peter A. Egelstaff, Univ. of Guelph (Canada)
John M. Carpenter, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1737:
Neutrons, X Rays, and Gamma Rays: Imaging Detectors, Material Characterization Techniques, and Applications
John M. Carpenter; David B. Cline; Richard C. Lanza; David F. R. Mildner, Editor(s)

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